UPDATE: Man located in Itawamba County search

county_itawamba_greenAdam Armour

Itawamba County Times

FULTON – Itawamba County law enforcement officials have caught and arrested Charles Ray Powell. Powell was caught on Benson-Jones Road at approximately 2 p.m.

He is suspected in an Alabama robbery.

According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Curtis Ray Powell of Hamilton, Alabama is believed to be responsible for a Wednesday night purse snatching in Hamilton. Powell reportedly evaded police capture through Thursday morning, when he fled to Itawamba County via Highway 78.

Powell reportedly crashed his vehicle on Benson-Jones Road, between Fulton and Tremont, and fled on foot into the nearby woods.

Officials describe Powell as a white, heavy-set male in his mid-forties. He is considered to be potentially dangerous.

More information as it becomes available.


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